Boucheron launches the Fall-Winter Animaux de Collection Novelties – Wladimir the cat
Hedgehog, snake, doe, chickadee or hummingbird, the extraordinary story of the Boucheron bestiary begins in its workshops in 1866. Where nature inspires. It is there that a sumptuous collection has been assembled, between pieces of High Jewelry and works of art. A procession of animals that has come to life in the hands of craftsmen over time. From know-how capable of chiseling, polishing and paving with such precision that each animal modeled in volume seems more real than life. As if captured in the material.
Like cats, whose tender majesty is inspired by Wladimir, the Maison’s emblematic feline, which is said to have once watched over 26, place Vendôme. With intense sapphire eyes, a diamond-set coat in relief and iridescent fur, each hand-sculpted piece displays a wealth of techniques, drawing on the fabulous skill of the Boucheron workshops. After entering the “Paris, vu du 26” High Jewelry collection in 2019, this season, Wladimir is taking liberties and awakening the sensuality of those who adopt it. Because to choose it is to become attached to it. Far beyond the jewel. It is to find your exclusive and protective totem, your lucky charm. Whether it is strength or pleasure, sweetness, or power, it is for the individual woman to appropriate the friend which will free her temperament and assert her style.
Like Boucheron’s ambassador Alexa Chung, model and artistic director of her own ready-to-wear brand, whose delightful indiscipline, creativity, and fashion sense fit so well with the Boucheron spirit. The young British woman interprets these feline new creations with style and freedom, defining her own codes and assuming her sensuality and independence. Isn’t that what cats are all about?
This Wladimir pendant, in white and yellow gold set with champagne diamonds, pounces from a yellow-gold chain, with erect ears and shimmering fur. With its vivid gaze of green agates and tsavorites upon the world, it displays, with exquisite feline confidence, a necklace set in the center with a pear-cut diamond.
Suspended from the end of a white-gold chain, Wladimir is an adorable totem, a pendant with, long, finely sculpted diamond-set fur, itself sporting a tsavorite necklace. With its vivid gaze in green agate and tsavorites, irises in black sapphire, it coaxes on the wearer and is eager to get closer to other animals from the collection.
This white-gold ring set with round diamonds takes a tender look at the first Boucheron campaigns featuring Wladimir majestically adorning the Maison’s High Jewelry creations. Here it is with a delicately sculpted nose, sapphire-black eyes and silky fur featuring a necklace set with eight round tsavorites and one pear-cut tsavorite, a subtle blend of white, green and sparkle.
Two white-gold cats paved with diamonds surround a 12-carat cushion-cut blue tanzanite. This piece of High Jewelry with impressive volumes and extraordinarily complex assembly joins the fabulous bestiary of Maison Boucheron. Hand carved, with an adorable white-gold muzzle paved with round diamonds, a deep countenance set with sapphires, and chest adorned with a sapphire necklace, each feline appears more alive than the other. Two precious sentinels to adopt for life.
A protective totem, this is the promise of a ring with majestic volumes and caressing curves. Deep irises in black sapphires, a gaze lit by green tsavorites, uncannily vibrant fur set with champagne diamonds, and a quivering nose of white diamonds, Wladimir wears a precious necklace set with a pear-cut diamond in its center. A ring that envelops the finger in a shiver of sculpted light and shadow.
A double row of cultured pearls tied with a diamond-paved jewel-clasp forming a spectacular choker, like an offering to Wladimir, a detachable feline brooch pendant. In white gold entirely paved with diamonds, the sapphire eye, the quivering mustache, the fur sculpted with a prodigious naturalness, and sporting a sparkling necklace of blue tanzanites, a piece that testifies to the mastery of volume at the Boucheron High Jewelry workshops.
White-gold or champagne fur coat, this pendant frees the feline that lies within you. Worn over a black turtleneck, a blouse with large collar, a suit waistcoat, or in the hollow of the neckline against bare skin, it can accompany you by day or be a wild animal by night.
Slipped on the index or middle finger, these felines give a cutting-edge to a sober look, a black jumpsuit with large pockets, nicely belted, but also know how to enhance a whimsical look, a silk dress with XL volumes for an evening look.